IGI Global's Open Access
(Read & Publish) Initiative

What Is IGI Global’s Transformative Open Access Initiative?
Acquire & Open: When your library acquires an IGI Global e-Book and/or e-Journal Collection, your faculty’s published work will be considered for immediate conversion to Open Access (CC BY License), at no additional cost to the library or its faculty (cost only applies to the e-Collection content being acquired), through our popular Transformative Open Access (Read & Publish) Initiative.
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Do You Benefit from OA Funding through Your Institution with this Initiative?
Search your institution’s name below to review if there has been funding available through your institution, and if your institution is not listed, recommend this initiative to your institution’s librarian.
1. Check Your EligibilityOR
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2. Submit Your Research
Submit your article to an IGI Global journal and select “Open Access.” If you are eligible, you can select your institution when submitting to see if you are eligible for funding. If you are interested in receiving funding for a full Gold OA book project or funding to support your journal under diamond/platinum OA, contact your library or IGI Global at eresources@igi-global.com. View Call for Papers >
3. Identify Yourself as an Eligible Author
There are four ways we can recognize your eligibility for open access publication through this agreement. When you submit, be sure to identify yourself in at least one of the following ways in the proprietary eEditorial Discovery® Manuscript Submission System.
  • Select your institution from the dropdown list.
  • Use your institution's domain email address.
  • Provide your affiliated institution’s name when submitting (if you are affiliated with multiple institutions we recommend utilizing the primary affiliation under which you are looking to utilize funding)
  • Ensure your IGI Global Portal Account information is up to date. Update >
4. Acceptance & Approval
If your manuscript is accepted (following peer review), and funding is available, your research will be approved for OA without causing any delays to the publication process.
5. Promote & Share Your Research
OA research is published under a CC BY license (where the author maintains the copyright), enabling anyone to freely read and share it.
Questions? Contact IGI Global at eresources@igi-global.com or your library with questions.
What Publication Types Are Covered by This Initiative?
OA APCs/CPCs Funding
Providing Sustainable OA Article/Chapter Processing Charge Funding when faculty/staff at the institution are accepted into an IGI Global journal or book.
Platinum/Diamond OA Journals
Dedicating the matching OA APC fund to a faculty-led journal to assist the conversion of the journal to Platinum/Diamond OA.
Full Gold OA Books
Utilizing the matching OA BPC fund to support a faculty-led Gold OA book publication.
What Content Can You Access With This Initiative?
e-Book Collection
6,600+ e-Books
(120,000+ Chapters With More Than One Million References) of Peer-Reviewed Research in
11 Academic Subject Areas
Recommend to Library
e-Journal Collection
110+ e-Journals
(30,000+ Articles With 1,000,000+ Citations) of Peer-Reviewed Research in
11 Academic Subject Areas
Recommend to Library
Knowledge Solutions
e-Book & e-Journal Collections
4 Major Disciplines
Business, Computer Science & IT, Education, and Social Sciences
Recommend to Library
imageimageNick Newcomer

IGI Global is spearheading a truly transformative open access agreement which empowers institutions in the academic community. These agreements ensure institutions can acquire access to needed research, mitigates “double dipping,” and provides a sustainable source of OA funding.

- Mr. Nick Newcomer, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales

How Does This Initiative Work?
  1. Transformative open access funding can be awarded based on the value of the e-Collection(s) acquired. Contingent on the agreement reached, funding can also provide support for diamond OA journals, and/or funding an OA reference book.
  2. Open access APC/CPC funds will be utilized immediately at the onset of the Transformative Agreement, where published research (with IGI Global) from the institution’s faculty will receive the CC BY license (wherein the author maintains the copyright) and become freely accessible immediately. (These open access funds can only be applied based on affiliation of corresponding/lead authorship and are not available for supporting authorship. Your IGI Global representative will lead the research selection process and all conversions are at the discretion of IGI Global.)
  3. If (by chance) there are no previously published articles/chapters, IGI Global will revisit the institution’s contributions at the close of the annual agreement and retroactively open recently published papers.
  4. Open access funds cannot be applied as a refund to Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs) submitted by faculty before, during, or after the transformative agreement is initiated.
  5. Open access funds expire after the 12-month period from the date agreement is entered. (Extensions may be approved by IGI Global management.)
What Are the Benefits of This Initiative?
More for Your Investment
Maximize Your Library’s Investment in
High-Quality Content
Access to Peer-Reviewed Research & IGI Global’s InfoSci® Platform
Open Access Funding
Sustainable OA Funding for Researchers
Credible Publishing
All Research Undergoes Double-Blind
Peer Review
Support the OA Movement
Increase OA Resources Through a Sustainable OA Model
Strengthen Collaboration
Provide Additional Services to Patrons or Researchers Around the World
Boost Recognition
89% Higher
Download Rate

for OA Research
Accessibility and Inclusivity
40% of IGI Global’s Contributors are From Non-Western Countries
Flexible Pricing & Acquisitions Options
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Perpetual, Subscription, EBA, etc. Available with 0% Price Increases for OA Funding
How Is This Initiative Mutually Beneficial?
The Open Access (Read & Publish) Initiative allows for mutually beneficial relationships between IGI Global, institutions, and researchers. Benefits include a matching fund of OA funding for institutions and open access publishing opportunities for researchers. Hover over the arrows for more details.
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IGI Global Provides Flexible Access & Acquisition Models
As a medium-sized, independent publisher, IGI Global is able to provide flexible acquisitions and access options, transparent pricing, and innovative solutions ahead of our competitors, including our OA (Read and Publish) Initiative. The table below represents the offerings of IGI Global e-Collections as compared to two other major publishing companies (Elsevier and Springer Nature):
IGI Global
Springer Nature
Perpetual, Subscription & Introductory EBA Models
Remote Access Options
Guarantee No Maintenance, Hosting, or Archiving Fees
Multi-User Licensing (No Additional Charge)
No Embargo of Content
*The information related to IGI Global competitors included in the above chart is based on the current available public information and may not exactly describe products and features.
Contact IGI Global’s e-Collections Team for More Information:
Nick Newcomer
Nick Newcomer
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Brittany Haynes
Brittany Haynes
Director of e-Collections
Genevieve Robinson
Genevieve Robinson
Director of Content Solutions
(Pacific Coast, West, & Canada)
Richard Illingworth
Richard Illingworth
Director of Sales (EMEA, Australia & New Zealand)
e-Book & e-Journal Collections
Yvonne Li
Yvonne Li
Managing Director of IGI Science and Technology, Ltd. (IGI Global’s Subsidiary Office in Beijing, China)
Patrick Hoffman
Patrick Hoffman
e-Collections Specialist